We had the good fortune of connecting with Anthony Annis and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Anthony, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk is a funny thing. With risk there are no guarantees. You could either win or lose, in the artistic realm that means potentially breaking even money wise or returning to a job you dislike or moving back in with your parents.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My art is layered, with a lot of depth and tends to be on the darker side sonically. I’ve been making music with my friends since I was 15. I started playing in bands, when those broke up I started making music for the people that cared enough about the art to have me do it for them: I’ve learned a lot of lessons: how to address the business side, making money with music and expectations of sessions. What I want the world to know about my art is that it’s a reflection of what I felt making the music.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My favorite place to eat would definitely be Taco Bar, in San Marcos, Ca. That place has the best burritos, and they’re massive. I highly recommend the gas lamp quarter of downtown San Diego. There are great times to be had there.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to shoutout a close friend of mine, Jon Benward whose believed in my production skills and has always pushed me to be better.

Instagram: Instagram.com/Anthonyannisjr

Other: Spotify link to songs produced by me: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/42yRo7C6z0ZRUukhhrWpyZ?si=6qQ_OWKATOG631IC2TdqoQ

Image Credits
Deniz Strickland

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